The ambassador of the Islamic Republic of Iran in Beijing announced on Twitter his visit to the Muslim province of China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, where the Uyghur minority lives.

Iran Press/Asia: Mohammad Keshavarzzadeh announced on Twitter that he had traveled to Urumqi, the capital of China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, with the Secretary-General of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) and a number of foreign ambassadors and diplomats based in Beijing.

Keshavarzzadeh described the city of Urumqi as a very beautiful and developed city with the common cultural symbols of Iran and China and wrote: "This city is a reminder of the glorious era of cultural exchange via the Silk Road."

The Ambassador of the Islamic Republic of Iran in Beijing also noted that he had said his noon prayer in Aq Masjid in the city of  Urumqi.

At the end of his Twitter message, Mohammad Keshavarzzadeh published a number of pictures of his trip to the city of Urumqi.

The United States and some European countries have recently imposed sanctions on China alleging violations of rights in the Xinjiang province.

Chinese Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying recently told a news conference that the issue of Uyghurs is not a racial, religious, or human rights issue, but a struggle for separatism and violence and that the United States did not care about the Uighurs. they seek to undermine China's security and stability, and to slow down its development.

Relations between the West and China have been strained in recent months due to the interventionist approach of the United States and its allies to developments in Hong Kong, as well as repeated accusations by Western officials against Beijing over human rights abuses in China's Xinjiang province. 219